Webinar Archive

SciGirls holds webinars to discuss what’s new in the world of SciGirls, STEM education, gender equity, and more. We also bring in guests from the SciGirls CONNECT community to share with us their expertise on a variety of topics.

Below you will find links to our archived sessions (click the session title). If you would like to join the discussions and attend these webinars live, please contact Niki Becker at [email protected].


December 4

Raspberry Pi

Join SciGirls for a webinar about Raspberry Pi and find out how you can teach and learn through making!

September 11


Learn about STEM professional development resources for out-of-school program providers from Click2Science!

June 5

SciGirls: A Look Back and Science Friday

Take a look back on seven years of SciGirls CONNECT and then hear from a guest speaker from Science Friday to talk about resources for educators.

April 3

Citizen Science

Citizen Science Day is April 14! Discover citizen science projects you can do for Citizen Science Day, as well for your programs this summer!

Hosted by Lea Shell from SciStarter, Karen Purcell from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, LoriAnne Barnett from USA National Phenology Network, and Sarah Weaver from the University of Minnesota


March 13

Globe Observer

Learn about updates to the NASA citizen science project, S’COOL, using the GLOBE Observer app.

Hosted by Holli Riebeek, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


February 6

Latina SciGirls (not recorded)

Learn all about our brand new season: The topics, the mentors, the activities!

Hosted by Sarah Carter, SciGirls


January 9


NCWIT AspireIT connects high school and college women with K-12 girls interested in computing. Using a near-peer model, program leaders teach younger girls fundamentals in programming and computational thinking in fun, creative environments that are supported by program partners from the NCWIT community.
Hosted by: Jennifer Manning, Program Director, AspireIT Partnerships, NCWIT


December 5:

SciGirls Code

An overview of our SciGirls Code Outreach program: A National Connected Learning Model to Integrate Computing in STEM Learning with Middle School Girls.

Hosted by Sarah Carter, SciGirls


November 14:

Hour of Code

Discussion on resources and ideas for implementing Hour of Code in your programs. Hour of Code is during Computer Science Education Week .

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.

Hosted by Sarah Carter, SciGirls


October 3:

Climate Generation

Hosted by Kristen Poppleton, Director of Education, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy


September 12:

This is What STEM Looks Like!

A conversation about inspiring, motivating, and retaining girls and young women in STEM.
Hosted by Dr. Violeta Garcia, STEM Learning by Design and SciGirls Season Four mentor and Rebecca Peters, Program Manager at the Innovation Center.

PPT Presentation

August 3:

Reflecting on Practice

Reflecting on Practice (RoP) is a professional learning program for informal science educators developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, California. The program immerses educators in discussions about, reflections on, and applications of research and theory on learning and teaching science.

Hosted by Dr. Lynn Tran, The Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

June 6:

Creative Programming

Get ideas for your STEM programming beyond summer camps.

Please join SciGirls and host Sara Kobilka, The University of Arizona


May 2:


Learn about citizen science projects for your summer STEM programming

hosted Catherine Hoffman, SciStarter


April 4:

Exciting Kids About STEM

Effective messaging to get kids into STEM

hosted by Tricia Berry, Texas Girls Collaborative Project and Women in Engineering Program at UT Austin


March 7:

Understanding the Impact of Micromessages

We will discuss how micromessages can have an impact on underrepresented youth.

hosted by Dr. Alicia Santiago, SciGirls Latino Engagement Specialist


February 7:

How to Present SciGirls at Your Local Conferences and Workshops

Tips and resources for presenting SciGirls content to educators.

hosted by Sarah Carter, SciGirls


January 10:

SciGirls Family Guide for Engaging Girls in STEM

SciGirls believes that families are partners in helping girls to pursue STEM studies. Together with our partners at the National Girls Collaborative, we created a guide that contains strategies and practical tips to help you encourage your girl to be STEMsational!

hosted by Dr. Brenda Britsch and Casi Herrera from the National Girls Collaborative Project


December 6:

Technovation Challenge

Technovation offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills they need to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.

hosted by Madhavi Bhasin, Senior Director, Technovation


April 5:

SciGirls CONNECT: A Look Back and Ahead

A look back on the past 5 years of SciGirls CONNECT and a look ahead at what’s to come.

Hosted by Niki Becker, Sarah Carter, and Rita Karl, SciGirls


March 1:

SciGirls Reflect

A review of the SciGirls Reflect. The conference goal was to determine how educators implement SciGirls Gender Equitable Teaching Strategies (GETS) they learned in training and how or if these educators find the strategies effective.

Hosted by Dr. Brenda Britsch, National Girls Collaborative Project

February 2:

Be a Bird Sleuth!
Bird Sleuth K-12helps educators bring the power and engagement of citizen science and inquiry to their students.

Hosted by Jennifer Fee, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

January 5:

Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
The overarching goal of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Projectis to better understand how and why monarch populations vary in time and space, with a focus on monarch distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America.

Hosted by Sarah Weaver and Wendy Caldwell, The University of Minnesota

Find lessons under Driven to Discover Citizen Science Curricula on  http://monarchlab.org/education-and-gardening/curricula/


December 7:

CoCoRAHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network)
CoCoRAHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow).

Hosted by Noah Newman, CoCoRaHS Education Coordinator

November 3:

The Students’ Cloud Observations On-line (S’COOL) Project and The Cloud Lab

hosted by Sarah McCrea, NASA Langley Research Center and Ralph Bouquet, Nova Labs

October 6:

Celebrate Urban Birds

A year-round project to collect high-quality data from participants that will provide knowledge of how different environments will influence the location of birds in urban areas.

hosted by Karen Purcell, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

September 1:


Citizen Science in the Zooniverse:The world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research.

hosted by Kelly Borden from Adler Planetarium

August 4:

FrogWatch USA

Learn about the citizen science project, FrogWatch USA

hosted by Arslan Ahmad from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums ([email protected])

Helpful Links from this presentation:

June 2:

Nature’s Notebook

Learn about the citizen science project, Nature’s Notebook, and Phenology

hosted by LoriAnne Barnett, USA National Phenology Network

Helpful Links to get started on your Nature’s Notebook citizen science project:

May 5:

SciGirls Online!

A look at our new mobile-friendly website and games!

hosted by Joan Freese, SciGirls Interactive Manager

April 7:


Connecting real people to real science they can do.

hosted by Darlene Cavalier, founder, SciStarter


March 3:

SciGirls Season 3 Sneak Peek

First look at Season 3 of SciGirls!

hosted by Sarah Carter, SciGirls STEM Content and Outreach Manager

SciGirls Season 3 Video

February 3:

Early Childhood and STEM

How to bring STEM to younger kids.

hosted by Julie Malmberg, The GLOBE Program

January 6:

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

hosted by Kim Bishop, Kaelly Farnham, and Laura McCarter from Keysight Technologies


December 2:

Sharing SciGirls Information at Local Conferences

hosted by Sarah Carter, SciGirls STEM Content and Outreach Specialist

Link to resources


November 4:

All About Sparticl, the best science on the web!

hosted by Jill Arrigoni, Interactive Media Manager, Sparticl

October 7:

Engaging Parents to Engage Kids in STEM

Discussion on how to engage your kids in STEM beyond the classroom.

hosted by Tricia Berry, Director, Women in Engineering Program at University of Texas at Austin

September 9:

Involving University Women as STEM Role Models

hosted by Stacey Forsyth, Director of Science Discovery at University of Colorado at Boulder

August 5:

SciGirls en Espanol

An overview of the SciGirls Seven and SciGirls resources in Spanish.

hosted by Alicia Santiago, Co-PI SciGirls CONNECT and Carlo Nunez, Latino Outreach Specialist

June 3:

Involving Kids in Research

hosted by Gina Santoianni, Mote Marine Laboratory and Certified SciGirls Trainer


May 6:

SciGirls Year Three In Review

A look back at the past year of SciGirls.

hosted by SciGirls‘ Rita Karl, Director of STEM Outreach & Education and Niki Becker, Outreach Coordinator.


April 1:

Partnering with Your Local PBS Affiliate

Discussion on collaborating with your local PBS station.

hosted by Nancy Coddington, WSKG and Michelle Kortenaar, Sciencenter of Ithaca, NY.


March 4:

Designing STEM Workshops for Girls

Discussion on resources and how to create a program for girls.

hosted by Sara Kobilka and Jennifer Koska, Certified SciGirls Trainers


February 4:

Connecting with Latino Audiences

Discussion on Latino culture and engaging Latino women in STEM.

hosted by Alicia Santiago, Latino Outreach Specialist and SciGirls Co-PI.

Audio Presentation



January 7:

Connecting the Dots: Cross Resource Collaboration

Discussion on creating networks and leveraging resources.

hosted by Lou Papai, Director of Education, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center

Collaborative Lead, Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project, Regional Hub Lead, Girls RISE Museum Network, Regional Trainer, SciGirls

Reference Slide with Resource Links